Friday Face Off : A Comedy Cover


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme. This week’s theme:

A comedy cover

Thankfully I found this week’s theme a bit easier than last week.  I had a few books that I’d thought of but then it seemed a shame to have this particular theme and not use a Pratchett book.  I love the Tiffany Aching series so the book I’ve chosen this week is : The Wee Free Men (Discworld #30) by Terry Pratchett.

The covers:

My favourite this week is:


Like last week I’ve added a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so I can visit and check out your covers.  Thanks

I’ll be updating the list soon to take it through a few more months – if you have any suggestions you’d like to see adding then drop a note in the comments.  Thanks

Next week – A cover with snakes

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ of one of your favourite covers)


8th February – ‘Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.’ – A cover with snakes

15th February – A heart – for Valentine’s day past

22nd February – “Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.” – A cover with abandoned building/s

1st March – ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’ – A cover featuring a shop or market

8th March – ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

15th March – ‘Beware the moon, lads.’ – A cover with a shapeshifter

22nd March – ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’ – A cover featuring a king

29th March – “I thought unicorns were more . . . Fluffy.”  – A cover featuring a unicorn

5th April – ‘nomad is an island’ – A cover featuring a desert landscape

12th April – ‘Odin, Odin, send the wind to turn the tide – A cover featuring a longboat

19th April – ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – A cover featuring a school

23 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A Comedy Cover”

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  2. sjhigbee

    Oh what a fabulous choice – and WHY it didn’t occur to me to go with a Pratchett book, I don’t quite know *bangs head on desk*. As for my favourite – it’s a no-brainer – it’s weefree2. Not only is it the cover I have on my hardcover copy – I just love the detail of the horde of blue men surrounding the china shepherdess.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, he didn’t immediately occur to me either and in fact I was going to go down a different route – then Pratchett popped into my head and I was so happy.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Great choice of covers. My favorite is the third in the first row. I think it’s done really well and the colors are eye-catching too. The one with the button is pretty darn cute too.

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Thats probably my favorite from the bunch too 🙂

  5. Carmen

    Yes, I agree, but I like the third one on top too.

  6. Tammy

    Perfect book for this week! I love the cover you picked, and also cover #3😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      Pratchett is great for this theme – I didn’t think of him at first but I was relieved when he sprung to mind.
      Lynn 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    That’s a very funny cover! I have not read Pratchett yet, but from what I hear that image fits very well with the author’s overall spirit 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s a really good fit for a lovely set of books. I’ve not read all the Pratchett books but definitely recommend Tiffany Aching.
      Lynn 😀

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  9. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your pick! The one with the sheep looking straight on is kind of unsettling haha

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I like the third one in the first row, which is weird, because I find sheep’s eyes creepy, lol.

  11. waytoofantasy

    Great pick, Pratchett should dominate this week. 😀 Out of all the covers, I like the one you picked best too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – when Pratchett popped into my head he seemed a natural for the theme – and I loved the Aching series.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    Read The Wee Free Men in 2018 and absolutely loved it! Have you read the rest of the Tiffany Aching series?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I read them with a group of people a couple of years ago as a readalong and absolutely loved them. I don’t know why I’ve not picked up the rest of Pratchett tbh. I should do so really.
      Lynn 😀

  13. jessicabookworm

    It just had to be Pratchett for this theme! I sadly haven’t read The Wee Free Men, but I would have to go for the last cover… as its the closest I can get to the Josh Kirby illustrated covers that I love so much. 😀

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